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A Study on the Deposit Uniformity and Profile of Cu Electroplated in Miniaturized, Laboratory-Scale Through Mask Plating Cell for Printed Circuit Board (PCBs) Fabrication
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  • Journal title : Korean Chemical Engineering Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 1,  2016, pp.108-113
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • DOI : 10.9713/kcer.2016.54.1.108
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A Study on the Deposit Uniformity and Profile of Cu Electroplated in Miniaturized, Laboratory-Scale Through Mask Plating Cell for Printed Circuit Board (PCBs) Fabrication
Cho, Sung Ki; Kim, Jae Jeong;
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A miniaturized lab-scale Cu plating cell for the metallization of electronic devices was fabricated and its deposit uniformity and profile were investigated. The plating cell was composed of a polypropylene bath, an electrolyte ejection nozzle which is connected to a circulation pump. In deposit uniformity evaluation, thicker deposit was found on the bottom and sides of substrate, indicating the spatial variation of deposit thickness was governed by the tertiary current distribution which is related to transport. The surface morphology of Cu deposit inside photo-resist pattern was controlled by organic additives in the electrolyte as it led to the flatter top surface compared to convex surface which was observed in the deposit grown without organic additives.
Printed Circuit Boards;Metallization;Electroplating;Plating Cell;Uniformity;
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